Latin America

Brazil: Jailed Lula named as presidential candidate

Lula, a 72-year-old former president, is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Latin America

Brazil's ex-president Lula widely popular despite imprisonment

The former president, jailed for corruption, has been part of Brazil's political scene for 40 years and many of his supporters believe he is responsible for raising millions out of poverty.


Judge overrules order to free Brazil's Lula

Lula is serving 12-year prison sentence for taking bribes from a Brazilian construction company.

Brazil appeals court judge overrules order to free Lula

Latin America

Brazil's Lula turns himself in to police after tense showdown

Former president maintains innocence but surrenders to police to begin serving 12-year jail sentence for corruption.


'Totally insane': Divisions in Brazil over Lula ruling

Some celebrated, while others denounced decision to deny Lula's request to avoid jail while appealing his conviction.


Lula da Silva: Brazil's irrepressible ex-president

Widely popular leftist politician barred from running in this year's election after Wednesday's appeals court ruling.

Profile: Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva